Classified Ad: Call to Artists: Artist Lab--Historical Societies
Posted: September 8, 2021
Category: Calls to Artists
End Date: September 26, 2021
Deadline: Sunday, September 26, 2021. Historical Societies are the keepers of a region’s material legacy. More than collections of stuff, historical societies are communities of knowledge. Community-based and often volunteer-driven, these groups offer a trove for contemporary artists seeking to make work that uses history to speak to a community. How can artists help activate these vital community organizations and create experiences that allow the public to better understand their community? How can artists tell unseen stories from the past that fill in gaps left out by historical archives? How can artists create projects that support the viewer’s negotiation of divergent histories? In this Lab, artists will work with four rural historical societies in Vermont to develop proposals for contemporary art projects. Participating Artists will complete the lab with a proposal for a contemporary art project that will be considered for a Fall 2022 exhibition at the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Wilson Museum.